SBS 2011 Fax server is terrible #2

I know it is hard for Microsoft to imagine, but I didn't upgrade to Vista.  I stayed with XP, and consequently, more than half of our user machines are still XP.  I know the fax server on 2011 has 32-bit drivers, but they're not for XP.  I also know about getting the drivers from a 2003 machine and installing them on the XP machines.  I have done this, and it works great.  However, it is really time consuming and I'm tired of doing it.

So, is there a fix for this?
Or, is there a way to tell SBS 2011 to push the correct drivers to the XP machines instead of the Vista 32-bit drivers?
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paulfarmerIT DirectoryAsked:
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Cris HannaCommented:
No they have not, nor will they.   The fax server has always been the weakest link in the SBS suite.   And the "replacement" for SBS 2011 is now in the release candidate stage and does not include a fax server, so that pretty well is the end of that
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Cris HannaCommented:
Microsoft's solution is posted here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2532185
One option is getting them from an SBS 2003 Machine, but you can also extract from Server 2003 SP2.  The procedures are outlined in the same article
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paulfarmerIT DirectoryAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the help.  But, my question states that I'm aware of this very ridiculous procedure to fix it.  I don't want to do it that way anymore and was wondering if Microsoft had made any effort to fix their mistake?
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paulfarmerIT DirectoryAuthor Commented:
I appreciate the help, and sorry for the frustration ( or any pointed at you)  This crap just makes by blood boil.  Either do it right, or don't do it.  I guess Microsoft is going with the don't do it.
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paulfarmerIT DirectoryAuthor Commented:
Certainly not what I wanted to hear. But, appears to be the correct answer.
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Cris HannaCommented:
That would be correct...if PC based faxing is essential to your business operations, I would suggest spending the money for GFi Faxmaker, or there are web based Fax services as well such as eFax
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